With a thunderous expression and through gritted teeth, Mark Webber admitted that his team-mate Sebastian Vettel was the worthy winner of today’s Malaysian Grand Prix.

Although Webber started from pole position, it was Vettel who made the better getaway from third, and took advantage of a tow from Webber to outbrake him into Turn 1 and take the lead, which he would not surrender for the remainder of the race.

Vettel takes the lead

"We know these days with the strategy and the way the race unfolds the first part of race is crucial. I got a little bit of wheel-spin and on the run to first corner Seb had a big tow," said Webber.

"I didn’t really know where Nico was either, I didn’t know whether to go middle or left, so I braked late, I had a bit of a better exit and the fight continued up to Turn 4.

"We had a chat with Christian Horner at start and he said ‘Behave yourselves’ and we did. The spirit and chemistry in our team is awesome.

"It was a good fight today but he deserved the victory.

"First and second is sensational. It has been a tough few races where clearly we didn’t finish where we should, so coming to the weekend, you will take this kind of result. I would like to be one step further up, but we executed a perfect weekend."

There’s always next race, Mark! A podium result certainly isn’t something to be sneezed at!

[Original image via GP Update]

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Richard Bailey

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